How to avoid the westbound traffic jam
on the A303 just before Stonehenge

This is where for the first time the road goes down
from dual carriageway to single lane
after splitting off from the M3 motorway.

 

 

Number of days to Winter Solstice = 86

left fork solstice parkAs you are coming down a hill on the A303 westbound 4-5 miles after the A338 junction, take the slip road to the left for SOLSTICE PARK.

Go straight across all roundabouts past Solstice park and into London road.
Drive through suburban area, over another roundabout. (Satnav postcode SP4 7DY)

left turn at amersbury traffic lights At traffic lights with Murco petrol station on the left, turn left.
UNLEADED PETROL 103.9p as of 19th January 2016 at Murco

righ and right at amersbury double roundabout Turn right and right at double mini roundabout into Salisbury Street - this is one way street through shopping area.

left turn into church street amersbury At end, turn left into Church street. (Satnav postcode SP4 7EU)

Keep straight on this road all the way, it merges back into A303 just as the A303 goes to single lane, so you just get the last bit of the queue.
And you can save 30 minutes avoiding being stuck on the dual carriage way in the traffic jam.

SATNAV

set waypoint postcodes SP4 7DY - London road Amersbury and SP4 7EU Amersbury church street

 

Quicker route if the A303 traffic jam does not start before the A345

Stay on the A303 until the A345 roundabout/traffic lights.
At this roundabout, turn left onto A345 towards Amersbury.

straight on at amersbury traffic lights At traffic lights with Murco petrol station on the left, straight on.

righ and right at amersbury double roundabout Turn right and right at double mini roundabout into Salisbury Street - this is one way street through shopping area.

left turn into church street amersbury At end, turn left into Church street. (Satnav postcode SP4 7EU)
Keep straight on this road all the way, it merges back into A303 just as the A303 goes to single lane, so you just get the last bit of the queue.
And you can save up to 30 minutes avoiding being stuck on the dual carriage way in the traffic jam.

SATNAV

set waypoint postcode SP4 7EU Amersbury church street

 

Flixo traffic reports A303 westbound

BBC Wiltshire reports

Traffic update A303